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Accounts Payable Lead

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Accounting & Finance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

About The Role

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

Life at Rocket Lab


Rocket Lab is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Lead at our Long Beach, CA location to support T&E and PCard, data entry of invoices, vendor payments, problem resolution, maintaining organization of all AP documents, and support Manager of Accounting Operations.

What you'll get to do:

  • Set high standards for AP Team on AP processing and customer service
  • Manage supplier and internal communications
  • Full-cycle of Accounts Payable functions, three-way matching, maintain AP Inbox
  • Ensure proper coding of invoices, departmental approval and accurate entry into ERP system
  • Be the back-up to Manager of Accounting Operations for payment initiations on bank portal
  • Work across functionally to solve any discrepancies that may arise
  • Maintain GRNI (good receipt, no invoice) report to ensure invoices are cleared in a timely manner. Resolve any unmatched items with Purchasing & Receiving
  • Support SOX and financial audits
  • Perform day to day administrative duties of the Concur System
  • Review, correct and approve T&E and PCard reports on Concur
  • Review and process employee expense reports into ERP system
  • Assist with month end close process
  • Assist with vendor onboarding process
  • Ad-hoc project

You'll bring these qualification:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 5+ years of experience with high volume and fast-pace environment
  • 5 + years of experience with ERP Systems SAP, Oracle, LN Infor preferred
  • 5+ years of experience with Concur or similar credit card platform
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • This position must meet Export Control Compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22. C.F.R. is required

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem-solving.
  • PC/MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) proficient.


Working conditions described here are representative of those that may be experienced by an employee on a daily basis while performing the functions of this job.

  • Typically sits for extended periods at a computer workstation
  • Work with safe manufacturing processes and understand that eyewear is mandatory in the manufacturing area.
  • Knows that safety shoes are recommended in the manufacturing area


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to sit for long periods
  • Must be able to frequently walk & stand for short periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 25 pounds


  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation package based on individual qualifications and experience, which may include cash or equity incentives. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$87,000$101,000 USD

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations fromthe U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

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